Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out

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Alec Baldwin had been practising a “cross-draw” weapons firing technique and was aiming at a camera when a prop gun went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to multiple witness statements.

Authorities in Sante Fe have released statements by Rust director Joel Souza and a cameraman which said the accidental shooting happened during a scene filmed inside a mock church.

Mr Souza, 48, told investigators he was standing behind the camera next to Ms Hutchins when he heard a loud pop.

He noticed both he and Ms Hutchins were bleeding, and she fell to the ground moments later.

Meanwhile, the chief electrician on Rust, Serge Svetnoy, told how he held Ms Hutchins in his arms while she lay dying in an emotional tribute on Facebook.

“I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza,” Mr Svetnoy wrote.

“I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands.”

He said the  the accidental shooting on the film set in New Mexico on Thursday was the “fault of negligence and unprofessionalism” by those responsible for ensuring gun safety on set.

On Sunday, hundreds attended a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

On Friday, Mr Baldwin said in a statement: “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

An investigation into the shooting is continuing.

Key Points

  • Alec Baldwin comforts Halyna Hutchins’s family after fatal shooting
  • Alec Baldwin ‘very careful’ with guns prior to shooting accident, says cameraman
  • Director wasn’t certain if the gun being used was checked for safety, according to affidavit
  • Witnesses say they complained previously about assistant director’s unsafe practices
  • Crew had raised safety concerns before shooting incident, report says
  • Alec Baldwin fired the gun that that killed one and injured another on movie set
  • Incident remains ‘an active investigation’, Sheriff’s office says

18:42 , Clemence Michallon

Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria Baldwin has shared a message of support for Halyna Hutchins’s family on Instagram.

“My heart is with Halyna,” she wrote. “Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. It’s said, ‘There are no words’ because it’s impossible to express the shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.”

She shared the post on Monday morning on her Instagram account:

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18:32 , Clemence Michallon

A film safety expert joined Morning Joe to provide insight into guns and how they are used on film sets, as well as safety rules in the industry.

He highlighted four main rules: “All guns are always loaded. Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. And always be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.”

The expert also reflected on the usage of the phrase “prop gun”. You can watch the full clip below:

Donald Trump Jr sells T-shirts mocking Alec Baldwin over fatal on-set shooting

16:05 , Bevan Hurley

Donald Trump Jr is selling T-shirts on his personal website with the words: “Guns don’t kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people”.

Mr Trump has repeatedly mocked Mr Baldwin in a series of inflammatory Instagram posts about Thursday’s accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in New Mexico.

According to multiple witness accounts, Mr Baldwin was heard being given a “cold gun” shortly before firing the prop gun towards a camera, killing Ms Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Crew members and Ms Hutchins’ family have blamed the shooting on “negligence” by those responsible for ensuring gun safety on the set, and said Mr Baldwin was not to blame.

The Independent’s Arpan Rai has the full story here.

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Father of Halyna Hutchins says Alec Baldwin is not responsible for her death

15:44 , Bevan Hurley

Halyna Hutchins’ father Anatoly Androsovych has blamed the death of his daughter on the “people who hold the guns”.

Speaking to The Sun from his home in the Ukraine, Mr Androsovych said the family were still processing the shock of Ms Hutchins’ death.

“I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns,” he said.

Mr Baldwin had been practising upholstering a prop gun and firing it at a camera when it went off, killing Ms Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

Authorities are investigating the accidental shooting of Ms Hutchins on the set of Rust in New Mexico on Thursday.

Mr Androsovych said his daughter’s husband Matt, a Los Angeles-based lawyer, would decide whether they would pursue legal action.

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Rust’s chief electrician says Halyna Hutchins’ death was due to ‘negligence and unprofessionalism’

15:22 , Bevan Hurley

The chief electrician on the set of Rust has told how he held Halyna Hutchins in his arms as she bled to death.

Serge Svetnoy said the accidental shooting on the film set in New Mexico on Thursday was the “fault of negligence and unprofessionalism” by those responsible for ensuring gun safety.

In an emotional post on Facebook, Mr Svetnoy said he had worked closely with Ms Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer, on several movies.

“I was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Halyna during this fatal shot that took her life and injured the director Joel Souza,” he wrote.

“I was holding her in my arms while she was dying. Her blood was on my hands.”

He said the producers of Rust had hired an “inexperienced armourer”.

“To save a dime sometimes, you hire people who are not fully qualified for the complicated and dangerous job, and you risk the lives of the other people who are close and your lives as well,” he wrote.

Mr Svetnoy, who worked on several film productions with Ms Hutchins, said he was devastated for her husband Matt Hutchins and for Mr Baldwin.

“He has to live with the thought that he took the life of the human because of unprofessional people.”

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Alec Baldwin was practising ‘cross-draw’ shot at camera when accidental shooting occurred

15:12 , Bevan Hurley

Alec Baldwin had been practising pointing his weapon at a camera on the set of Rust when the prop gun accidentally went off, killing Halyna Hutchins, according to new witness statements made public on Sunday night.

A witness account from director Joel Souza released by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department on Sunday provided fresh details into the shooting, which occurred in an onset church while Mr Baldwin was practicing a “cross-draw”.

Mr Baldwin was attempting to reach across his body to draw the handgun when he aimed it at the camera, as Ms Hutchins, 42, and Mr Souza stood behind.

Mr Souza told the sheriff’s office in an interview that he heard a loud pop and then noticed that both he and Ms Hutchins were bleeding.

Ms Hutchins fell backward and complained of feeling pain before being helped to the ground, the director said.

Mr Souza, 48, said he recalled hearing the words “cold gun” prior to the accidental shooting, which means the gun had been safety checked.

The camera was not been filming when the accidental shooting occurred, authorities said.

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Filmmakers explain what it’s really like to work with guns on set

15:04 , Bevan Hurley

Filmmakers Christopher Gist and Sarah Mayberry say the safety procedures involved in using firearms on weapons on set are exacting.

Writing for The Independent, the pair who recently shot psychological crime thriller Darklands said it was important to operate with an “abundance of caution”.

“A gun with no ammunition – that is, a gun with neither a bullet nor blanks – is not dangerous.

“But even so, on set there is always an armorer, a safety officer, and a stunt coordinator: at least three people who always have an eye on the guns on set.”

Read their full piece here.

‘Careful’ Alec Baldwin ordered child away when previously discharging gun on set

14:05 , Chiara Giordano

A cameraman working on Rust said Alec Baldwin was careful with prop guns on set, after a shooting accident led to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’s death.

According to court documents filed by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department on Sunday, and seen by The New York Times, camera operator Reid Russell confirmed the actor was “very careful” of his surroundings when rehearsing or shooting with firearms.

Russell also shared an instance when Baldwin ensured no child actors were present when he discharged a gun.

Maanya Sachdeva has more details below:

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‘Careful’ Alec Baldwin had ordered child away when previously discharging gun on set

Actors baffled by circumstances surrounding cinematographer’s death

13:30 , Chiara Giordano

Hollywood professionals say they are baffled by the circumstances that led to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ death on the set of Rust – and that production crews have quickly stepped up safety measures.

Jeffrey Wright, who has worked on projects including the James Bond franchise and the upcoming movie The Batman was acting with a weapon on the set of Westworld when news broke of the fatal shooting on Thursday.

“We were all pretty shocked. And it informed what we did from that moment on,” he said in an interview at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

“I don’t recall ever being handed a weapon that was not cleared in front of me — meaning chamber open, barrel shown to me, light flashed inside the barrel to make sure that it’s cleared,” Wright said. “Clearly, that was a mismanaged set.”

Actor Ray Liotta agreed with Wright that the checks on firearms are usually extensive.

“They always — that I know of — they check it so you can see,” Liotta said. “They give it to the person you’re pointing the gun at, they do it to the producer, they show whoever is there that it doesn’t work.”

Watch: Candlelit vigil held for Halyna Hutchins

13:00 , Chiara Giordano

A candlelight vigil was held in California on Sunday night for 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after she was fatally shot on the film set of Rust.

Watch footage of the vigil here:

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Watch: Candlelit vigil held for Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer fatally shot on Rust set

Alec Baldwin urged to ‘use his power for change’

12:27 , Chiara Giordano

A petition urging Alec Baldwin to “use his power and influence in Hollywood” to ban real guns on film sets has garnered more than 23,000 signatures.

The change.org petition was launched by filmmaker Bandar Albuliwi the day after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Baldwin on the set of Rust.

Read more on this story:

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Alec Baldwin urged to ‘use his power for change’ in petition to ban real guns on sets

Rust director says he saw Halyna Hutchins ‘grab midsection and stumble backwards’

10:48 , Chiara Giordano

The director of Rust, Joel Souza, has recalled the exact moment he saw actor Alec Baldwin fatally shoot the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

According to an affidavit seen by The New York Times, Souza said Baldwin was rehearsing a scene that involved pointing a gun “towards the camera lens” when the firearm, which he had been told did not contain live rounds, suddenly went off.

Ellie Harrison has more details:

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Rust director recalls moment he saw Alec Baldwin shoot Halyna Hutchins

Halyna Hutchins’s sister speaks out after fatal shooting

10:08 , Chiara Giordano

Svetlana Androsovyc, the younger sister of Halyna Hutchins, has spoken out for the first time since the cinematographer’s death.

In a new interview with the Kyiv Post, Androsovyc said: “I cannot comprehend [her passing]. I loved her very much; I was very proud of her, and she was my role model. We were always close and remained in touch, despite the distance.”

Ellie Harrison has the full story:

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Halyna Hutchins’s sister speaks out after fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on Rust set

Alec Baldwin comforts Halyna Hutchins’s family after fatal shooting

09:35 , Chiara Giordano

Alec Baldwin reportedly spent the weekend comforting the widower and son of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed during one of his scenes on a New Mexico film set.

The actor was pictured outside a Santa Fe hotel with Matthew Hutchins and his son just days after the tragic incident, which happened on Thursday while Mr Baldwin and the 42-year-old cinematographer were filming the movie Rust.

Sheila Flynn has more on this story:

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
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Alec Baldwin comforts Halyna Hutchins’s family

Alec Baldwin ‘very careful’ with guns prior to shooting accident, says cameraman

08:53 , Chiara Giordano

A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film Rust before the actor shot and killed a cinematographer with a gun he had been told was safe to use, court records show.

When asked about how Baldwin treated firearms on the set, cameraman Reid Russell said the actor was very careful, citing an instance when Baldwin made sure a child actor was not near him when a gun was being discharged.

Authorities on Friday said the assistant director, Dave Halls, had handed the weapon to Baldwin and announced “cold gun”, indicating it was safe to use.

American Film Institute announces scholarship for women cinematographers to honour Halyna Hutchins

08:30 , Peony Hirwani

The American Film Institute is honouring the memory of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a scholarship for women filmmakers following her death during a shooting on the set of Rust on Thursday (21 October).

“As is profoundly true in the art of cinematography, words alone cannot capture the loss of one so dear to the AFI community,” the institute said in a statement.

“We pledge to see that Halyna Hutchins will live on in the spirit of all who strive to see their dreams realized in stories well told.”

The donations to the fund can be made here.

Rust stars Jensen Ackles and Josh Hopkins pay tribute to Halyna Hutchins

07:50 , Peony Hirwani

Rust stars Jensen Ackles and Josh Hopkins have paid tribute to late cinematographer and team member Halyna Hutchins on social media.

Posting a photograph of Hutchins riding a horse, Ackles wrote: “This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing.”

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He added: “Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work.”

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Hopkins added: “Halyna was so generous with her kindness, she was an absolutely lovely person and a fierce artist. Her greatest joy was filmmaking.”

Rust crew was short-staffed and running behind schedule, affidavit states

07:30 , Peony Hirwani

The Rust crew was short-staffed and running behind schedule, according to the latest affidavit.

Earlier that morning, a camera crew had quit, which led to director Joel Souza in search of new camera operators.

Even with a replacement team, filming was slow as there was only one camera available, according to the affidavit reviewed by Wall Street Journal.

Brandon Lee’s family speaks out after Rust shooting

07:00 , Alex Woodward

Brandon Lee – the son of the late action star Bruce Lee – was killed in 1993 on the set of The Crow after an actor fired a prop gun that he believed to be loaded with blanks.

His family shared a statement following the on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

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Brandon Lee’s family speaks out following news of Alec Baldwin gun misfire on set

Witness says Baldwin made sure a child wasn’t near him in prior scenes just to be safe

06:10 , Peony Hirwani

Crew member Reid Russell, who was setting up the camera for the scene, said Alec Baldwin had been “very careful” with weapons, according to a latest affidavit reviewed by Wall Street Journal.

Russell revealed that Baldwin made sure a child wasn’t near him in prior scenes when he was using a gun, just to be safe.

How movie prop guns work, and how they can still fire life-threatening shots

06:00 , Alex Woodward

Prop guns include both real guns as well as toy guns or defunct weapons. The former are typically used to add an element of authenticity to close-up shots, as pointed out by firearms expert Cameron Brown in an article for American Cinematography magazine.

These are usually loaded with blanks or blank cartridges, not bullets. A blank cartridge contains all the components except for the projectile. Instead, the tip is sealed with things like paper wadding or wax.

Here’s how prop guns and blanks work, and why they can still be dangerous.

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How prop guns filled with blanks can still fire life-threatening shots

Final moments of shooting revealed

05:40 , Peony Hirwani

Joel Souza said he heard a loud pop on Alec Baldwin’s final reach for the gun, according to the affidavit released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday (24 October).

Souza vaguely remembers that Halyna Hutchins grabbed her waist and stumbled backwards before complaining of stomach ache, according to the document.

The director had been looking over the cinematographer’s shoulder to analyse the church scene, before he noticed that she was bleeding, according to the affidavit.

Director wasn’t certain if the gun being used was checked for safety, according to affidavit

05:20 , Peony Hirwani

Director Joel Souza allegedly admitted that he wasn’t certain if the gun being used by Alec Baldwin was checked for safety after work resumed following a break at 12.30pm, according to a latest affidavit.

Souza said he had believed the gun being used in rehearsal was safe, according to the search warrant document released on Sunday (24 October).

“Mr Souza stated there should never be live rounds whatsoever near or around the scene,” the affidavit said, which was reviewed by Wall Street Journal.

The document also states that there were severe delays in production that day as a camera crew had quit, leaving the director in search of new camera operators in the morning.

Why are real guns used on film sets?

05:00 , Alex Woodward

Despite CGI and computer technology, many productions still use guns — real guns — when filming.

The tragedy on the set of Rust has revived the question: Why are real guns ever used on set, when computers can create gunshots in post-production? Isn’t even the smallest risk unacceptable?

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Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Gun fired by Alec Baldwin was being used by crew members for target practice, report says

04:50 , Peony Hirwani

The gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust was being used by crew members of the film for target practice, TMZ reported.

The outlet has learned that an off-set target practice was being allegedly conducted using real bullets, which is how a live round found its way on the set.

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Head armourer described as ‘a bit careless’ on former set

04:00 , Alex Woodward

Sources familialiar with the work of the 24-year-old head armourer at the centre of the Alec Baldwin shooting have alleged that she was a “bit careless” during her first role as a head armourer on a film set.

“She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it around every now and again,” said a source to The Daily Beast of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. “There were a couple times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe.”

The source added that on the set of the upcoming Nicolas Cage film, The Old Way, Ms Gutierrez-Reed handed a gun to an 11-year-old child actor without checking the weapon.

She recently said in an interview with a podcast that “loading blanks was the scariest thing to me because I was like ‘oh, I don’t know anything about it”, but her father, longtime Hollywood armorer Thell Reed, helped with her training.

What are the approaches to gun safety on film sets?

03:10 , Alex Woodward

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.”

Shootings nevertheless have killed and injured people while cameras rolled, including the cinematographer who died and the director who was wounded this week when no one realized a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin during the filming of “Rust” carried live rounds that are far more dangerous than blanks.

As The Associated Press explains, most of the preferred states for film and TV productions take a largely hands-off approach.

Hutchins father refuses to blame Alec Baldwin

02:00 , Alex Woodward

The father of Halynan Hutchins has said he refuses to blame actor Alec Baldwin for the death of his 42-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot on the set of Rust.

Speaking with the Sun On Sunday,  Anatoly Androsovych said: “We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief, but I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.”

He added of his grandson: “The little boy has been very badly affected — he is lost without his mother”.

Mr Androsovych added that her husband Matt Hutchins, a corporate lawyer in Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office, “will decide if legal action is going to be taken.”

‘Careless’ Rust armourer criticised over safety on previous film, before Alec Baldwin shooting incident

01:00 , Alex Woodward

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, was hired to work as the armourer on the set of Rust.

The Daily Beast reported on Saturday that Ms Gutierrez-Reed was also the armourer on another film set where a firearms mishap shut down production. During work on the upcoming Nicholas Cage film The Old Way, the woman allegedly gave a gun to an 11-year-old actor without properly inspecting it for safety.

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‘Careless’ Rust armourer criticised over safety before Alec Baldwin shooting incident

Second vigil for Halyna Hutchins set for Burbank

Monday 25 October 2021 00:00 , Alex Woodward

Following a vigil for cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Saturday, a second vigil will be taking place in Burbank, Los Angeles, with many more cinema workers set to attend.

The vigil, which has also been organised by IATSE, the film and theatre workers union, saw many call for greater safety and better working conditions.

Alec Baldwin shooting – latest: Hilaria posts message of support as family of Halyna Hutchins speak out
© Provided by The Independent Members of the local film community gather at a candlelight vigil (REUTERS)

Baldwin ‘canceling other projects’ in wake of fatal set shooting, People magazine reports

Sunday 24 October 2021 22:03 , Alex Woodward

Alec Baldwin – who co-wrote, produces and stars in Rust – is reportedly “canceling other projects” in the wake of an apparent accidental on-set shooting that left director of photography Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza injured, an anonymous source tells People magazine.

He is reportedly taking “some time to himself and re-center himself” after he was “absolutely inconsolable for hours” following the shooting, the magazine reported, citing an anonymous source.

Witnesses say they complained previously about assistant director’s unsafe practices

Sunday 24 October 2021 22:00 , Alex Woodward

The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin a loaded prop gun is an industry veteran who’d been the subject of safety complaints for at least two years, according to former on-set coworkers.

Maggie Goll, an IATSE Local 44 prop maker and licensed pyrotechnician, told CNN that she’d worked with Mr Halls in 2019 and found that he failed to both hold safety meetings and consistently follow protocol when it came to announcing the presence of firearms on set.

“The only reason the crew was made aware of a weapon’s presence was because the assistant prop master demanded Dave acknowledge and announce the situation each day,” Ms Goll said in a statement to CNN.

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Alec Baldwin shooting witnesses ‘previously complained’ about assistant director

Donald Trump Jr ridicules Alec Baldwin

Sunday 24 October 2021 21:10 , Alex Woodward

The eldest son of former US president Donald Trump appeared to ridicule actor Alec Baldwin following the misfiring that killed Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer on the set of Rust.

Mr Trump posted a photo of the actor – who famously spoofed his father, America’s 45th president, on Saturday Night Live – that was captioned: ‘That look when an anti gun nut kills more people with a gun than your extensive firearm collection ever has…’

As Sheila Flynn writes, the memes came as many were mourning for Ms Hutchins:

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Production company to conduct internal probe

Sunday 24 October 2021 20:40 , Gino Spocchia

The company producing Rust will reportedly begin an internal investigation into what unfolded on Thursday, when an assistant director handed actor Alec Baldwin a loaded firearm that was misfired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

According to a report in Deadline, Rust Movie Productions LLC said it would conduct an internal probe into what wrong along with that by New Mexico authorities.

The statement, however, appeared to disagree with reports that crew members raised complaints about working conditions and safety in the days and hours before Ms Hutchins’ death.

“The safety of our cast and crew is the top priority of Rust Productions and everyone associated with the company,” said the statement.

“Though we were not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set, we will be conducting an internal review of our procedures while production is shut down.”

“We will continue to cooperate with the Santa Fe authorities in their investigation and offer mental health services to the cast and crew during this tragic time.”

Another film star speaks out after Rust shooting

Sunday 24 October 2021 20:10 , Gino Spocchia

Famous faces in Hollywood and beyond have been among those to pay tribute to Halyna Hutchins following Thursday’s tragedy.

That includes actor Elijah Wood, of the Lord of The Rings fame, who tweeted sympathies…

Absolutely horrifying and devastating news about cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. My heart goes out to her family.

— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) October 22, 2021

Head armourer was trained by father, Thell Reed

Sunday 24 October 2021 19:40 , Gino Spocchia

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Hannah Gutierrez Reed, 24, was the armorer on the set of Rust, which has since suspended production in New Mexico after the fatal shooting on Thursday of Halyna Hutchins.

She is the daughter of longtime Hollywood armorer Thell Reed, who has trained Hollywood stars such as Russell Crowe how to handle guns and other prop weapons.

Ms Reed recently told podcast Voices of the West that she’d tried her hand at acting and modeling before settling on more behind-the-scenes work.

“I kind of just tried [armourer work] with dad one time, and then I noticed I had a really natural knack for it, growing up around guns my whole life.”

She added that “I think loading blanks was the scariest thing to me because I was like ‘oh, I don’t know anything about it”, but explained that her father helped with her training, as Sheila Flynn writes.

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Covid: US returnee flees with swab from airport

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Centre shifts 42 IAS officers in mega rejig

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Family of Michigan school shooting victim Justin Shilling asks to keep slain students ‘in forefront of our minds'

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Red Cross: The emergence of omicron shows us the danger of having different vaccination rates around the world

The emergence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus is the final proof of the danger of having different vaccination rates around the world, the Red Cross believes. “The scientific ... Read more »

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THE camp suffered a third attempted breach as guards apprehended two intruders. The pair reached perimeter fencing behind the grounds of Gwrych Castle on Thursday night. Two intruders reached perimeter ... Read more »

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